Vox Pop

Monday - Friday, 2pm - 3pm

Vox Pop is WAMC's live call-in talk program. Guests with expertise in areas ranging from Astronomy to George Washington speak with WAMC's hosts and answer questions posed by WAMC listeners. We also have a number of forums and guests who are regulars to Vox Pop such as our Science Forum and Gardening program.

Every Monday is a "Medical Monday."  Every Friday is a "Food Friday." 

There are several ways to join the conversation:

  • Call in during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-TALK-1)
  • Comment on the show page of the Vox Pop section of WAMC.org
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  • Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

Coming up on Vox Pop:

Monday, July 28
Medical Monday

Tuesday, July 29
Open Forum

Wednesday, July 30
Pets & Vets

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1
Food Friday 

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Vox Pop
12:42 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Food Friday : Southern Cooking & BBQ

We’re taking you down south today, where the grits are tender, the buttermilk is flowing and the grills are fired up. Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant and Chef Sean Custer of Capital Q Smokehouse are here with us and we’re going to get you drooling for some soul food.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Vox Pop : The 86th Academy Awards : 2/27/14

Its Oscar time and this year’s hopefuls include quite a few Academy Award alums and a slate of powerful films in the running for best picture.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Vox Pop : Pets & Vets : 2/26/14

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Laughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. Ray Graf hosts.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/24/14 : Ukraine

Credit By Sven Teschke via Wikimedia Commons

  As Ukraine struggles to piece itself together under the looming threat of economic disaster, the possibility of distancing itself from Moscow and turning westward has major implications for the balance of power in Europe—and the rest of the world.

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Vox Pop
12:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Richard Horowitz : 2/24/14

Lyme disease affects 300,000 people each year in the United States, with many of those cases coming out of the northeast region. Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Richard Horowitz, a board certified internist in private practice in the Hudson Valley who specializes in treating lyme disease—topic of great debate in the medical community in the last several years. 

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Vox Pop
11:50 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Food Friday: Cakes and Baking

Credit By Marcus Quigmire via Wikimedia Commons

This Food Friday is going to be a piece of cake--literally! We're talking about all things cake today: baking, decorating and devouring! Linda Kindlon, owner of Bake for You in Albany, and Schenectady County Community College Professor Sue Hatalsky join host Katie Britton starting at 2 p.m.

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12:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Vox Pop : Automotive Repair with Gordon Fricke : 2/20/14

Credit By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England via Wikimedia Commons

Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Vox Pop : Plumbing & Home Care : 2/18/14

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Whether you’re flipping a house, finally getting around to updating that kitchen of yours, or dealing with a plumbing emergency, home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting. But don’t worry, we have two experts here with us today to answer your questions—Clint Kershaw and Drew Colwell of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley.

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1:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges

Credit NASA

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” This past year has been full of international challenges for the United States—including escalating situations in Syria, Sudan and North Korea. But the question of which vexes us the most and which we should be devoting our greatest energies to lingers.

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Vox Pop
2:30 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Food Friday : Valentine's Day

It’s Food Friday again! And it’s also Valentine’s Day. Are you planning a romantic meal tonight – or any night? Today we’re here with a few folks who can help you pull it off! We’ve got a few folks in today from the Albany Marriott—Executive Chef Nathan Kutzscher, Food and Beverage Director Vito Gaudino and Certified Meeting Professional Steve Schifley.

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